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Barbara Bollier: Abortion Extremist–Part II

by | Jul 9, 2020

By Kansans for Life

Barbara Bollier is the front-running Democratic candidate for the open U.S. Senate seat currently held by long-time pro-life Senator Pat Roberts.

Bollier, an anesthesiologist who has been retired longer than she ever practiced medicine, accumulated an extreme pro-abortion voting record from her combined 11 years in the Kansas House and Senate. No other state legislator has ever worked harder to kill pro-life bills than Bollier.

In this three-part series, we are highlighting  a few of the common-sense, publicly-supported regulations on the abortion industry passed by the legislature and examine Barbara Bollier’s concerted efforts to stop them from becoming law and saving lives.

In Part I, we looked at the 2011 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and outlined Bollier’s attempts to kill the legislation in the Kansas House.

The 2013 Pro-life Protections Act, HB 2253, was a comprehensive abortion regulation bill that contained a number of common-sense provisions, including a ban on sex-selection abortions, and prohibiting taxpayer funding of abortion and abortion training at the state university medical school.

Barbara Bollier led the fight against these reasonable regulations on the abortion industry, which were widely supported by Kansans. The year before, she had attempted to send a similar bill back to committee, which would have effectively killed it.

Claiming that the bill was medically inaccurate, Bollier said this to her colleagues on the House floor, “I’m so disappointed in you all who have not gone to medical school, who have not gone to nursing school and think you know better. It’s shameful.”

Such condescension is par for the course for Barbara Bollier. The majority of her fellow state legislators knew that Kansans do not want their tax dollars used to subsidize abortions and voted to respect the will of the people. Bollier once again sided with the profit-making abortion industry.

The bill passed with strong bi-partisan support and became law. The law was sued, but remained in effect during litigation.

Fast forward to 2020. When the Value Them Both Constitutional Amendment failed to pass the legislature, Kansans for Life warned legislators that any attempt to expand Medicaid was a vote for taxpayer funding of abortion.

Some legislators, especially those who voted against Value Them Both, refused to believe that expansion could be used as a vehicle for increased taxpayer-funded abortion, and ironically cited the 2013 ban on state taxpayer funding as evidence. Of course, with the court’s recent finding of a “right to abortion” in our state Constitution, Value Them Both is the only way to protect that funding ban.

Barbara Bollier has no problem forcing state taxpayers to fund the abortion industry in Kansas. Now she wants to go to Washington, D.C. and do the same with our federal tax dollars. Bollier is too extreme for Kansas.

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